These were the most popular Voice of San Diego stories for the week of July 11-17.

1. The Chargers Have Been Negotiating With L.A. Coliseum for a Year
It appears the Chargers have been making legitimate moves to leave much earlier than everyone thought. (Liam Dillon)

2. Hotels Still See a Downside to Comic-Con
Yes, Comic-Con packs local hotels. But it’s packing them at a time they’d be packed anyway. (Lisa Halverstadt)

3. Stadium Saga About to Get Expensive with Big City Bet
The City Council is being asked to spend $2.1 million to study the impact of replacing the stadium. It’s money that could go to other city needs. (Scott Lewis)

4. No, a New Stadium Isn’t Good for the Economy
A City Council vote kept a new Chargers Stadium alive. But for years, economists have said professional sports subsidies don’t help the economy. (Liam Dillon)

5. County to Mayor: Sorry, Can’t Help You on Stadium Work
For months, we’ve been told that the county could get out of its requirement to hold a vote before funding a stadium. Now the county says it’s stuck. (Scott Lewis)

6. The Deal With All Those Other Comic-Cons
Many other comics and pop culture conventions have cropped up since Comic-Con debuted in 1970 but Comic-Con’s managed to maintain its prestige. (Lisa Halverstadt)

7. Mayor Fires Leader of Cursed City Purchasing Department
Last year, the city’s long-troubled Purchasing and Contracting Department was looking at a bright new future of increased efficiency and stable leadership. Now the department is back in flux. (Scott Lewis)

8. San Diego Is Still a House Divided on Vacation Rentals
San Diego’s short-term vacation rentals are in a bit of a legal gray area. But they might not be for long. (Zoe Schaver)

9. Housing Commission Is Spending $20M on a Project it Said Was Not Worth $20M
The agency rejected bids in 2012 to rehab the Hotel Churchill for $20 million. Now it’s paying $20 million for the same project, but with fewer units. (Andrew Keatts and Ry Rivard)

10. Stuck on the Waterfront, the Airport’s Sky Isn’t Falling as Once Feared
Planes are getting bigger, the San Diego Airport is getting nicer and the once-fledgling Airport Authority has grown into quite a force. (Ashly McGlone)

Tristan Loper

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